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Research shows that people overestimate benefits – and underestimate risks – of medical interventions
From major heart surgery to a course of minor drugs, people overestimate the benefits and underestimate the risks of a variety of medical procedures, according to new research led by the School of Psychology.
‘Floundering without support’ – a dementia carer’s story on why new research is vital
Dorothy Tudor has cared for her partner Bob since he was diagnosed with dementia seven years ago, and explains why new Plymouth and NIHR dementia research is vital
£2.7 million study to focus on dementia support workers in primary care
A new study led by the University of Plymouth is investigating how to introduce dementia support workers into GPs surgeries, with the ultimate aim of improving the quality of life for dementia patients and their carers.
University and three schools achieve Athena SWAN awards
The University and three of its schools have attained Athena SWAN bronze awards in recognition of a commitment to improve gender equality.
Bullying and harassment in the NHS could be costing billions
Bullying and harassment in the NHS in England could be costing the organisation over £2 billion per year, according to new research published in Public Money & Management.
Greater diversity enhances public interest in marine habitats
Research by scientists at Swansea University and the University of Plymouth has shown greater animal biodiversity can lead to heightened human interest in marine habitats
BIOBLOCKs show how coastal designs could benefit marine life
The University of Plymouth is working with the National Marine Aquarium, ARC Marine and Plymouth City Council to raise awareness of the potential benefits of artificial reefs in the marine environment
Events to explore looting of military shipwrecks and how to protect them
Two exhibitions and a public ‘witness seminar’ are to explore the threats facing the wrecks of military vessels as a result of illegal salvage and looting.
Hundreds inspired at University Health Showcase
From nursing to neuroscience and dentistry to dietetics, 500 school students learned about health and medicine career opportunities at the University of Plymouth’s Health Showcase.
Nursing student to compete in Invictus Games
Royal Navy veteran and nursing student Debbie Godfrey will be competing for Team UK at the Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia
Annual festival to engage public in fascinating world of social science research
Members of the public are invited to a week of events showcasing the impact of social science research at the University of Plymouth.
University supports global initiative to tackle marine plastics
The University of Plymouth is supporting an international marine plastic initiative, led by the Association of Commonwealth Universities with funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy